Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Sacraments of baptism and matrimony in the holy scripture”

“Sacraments of baptism and matrimony in the holy scripture”

Between 17 – 19 May, Tismana Monastery hosted the works of the National Student Symposium on the “Sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony in the Holy Scripture”. On this occasion, the volume of studies was released, called “Fundamentele biblice ale Crezului Niceo-Constantinopolitan. Repere istorico-dogmatice” (Biblical Foundations of the Niceo-Constantinopolitan Creed. Historical-Dogmatic References), published at the Publishing House of “Mitropolia Olteniei”. 

The activity, which reached its fourth edition this year, was organised with the blessing of His Eminence Irineu, Metropolitan Bishop of Oltenia, by the Faculty of Theology of Craiova, by means of the department of biblical subjects, in partnership with the Archiepiscopy of Craiovei and Tismana Monastery. During the three days of work (17 – 19 May), 23 students from more faculties of theology in the country have sustained in plenary the papers prepared and held discussions on the subject set forth. 

A Symposium with Tradition

The works ended on Thursday, 19 May, with a recompense festivity. In the opening of the ceremony, Univ. Lect. Iulian Mihai Constantinescu PhD transmitted to those that attended the event a message of blessing from His Eminence the Metropolitan Bishop Irineu and emphasised the positive evolution of the Symposium during the four years: “Our meetings here, from the Lavra of Saint Nicodemus of Tismana have already become a tradition for our faculty of theology. We are now at the fourth edition of the Symposium and, with the blessing of His Eminence Father Irineu, we managed to point out, through the works sustained, the main aspects of the Sacrament of the Holy Baptism and Matrimony, thus classifying ourselves into the arrangement set forth by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the current year. We are greatly delighted to see how the quality of the papers presented here increases visibly from one year to another, through your involvement.”

 A New Editorial Apparition

Also during the event, the volume of studies “Fundamentele biblice ale Crezului Niceo-Constantinopolitan. Repere istorico-dogmatice” was also released, which was recently published by the Publishing House of “Mitropolia Olteniei”. The work incorporates the papers sustained by students last year within the third edition of the National Student Symposium of Tismana. In this context, Univ. Prep. Mihai Ciurea, PhD, read out the messages of appreciation received from several specialists and professors from all over the country. “Besides that fact it drew an impressive number of theological students from all over the country, the special scientific quality of last year’s seminar is confirmed before us by the edited volume, which has a remarkable graphical quality, perfection and artistic form. The volume we all admire is an actual manifestation of the spiritual noblesse, artistic gentleness, spiritual graciousness of the authors, which proves once more the undeniable quality of your activity”, said Prof. Cristiana Teodorescu, PhD, the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Letter of Craiova and Manager of the Quality and Image Department within the University of Craiova.

Un simpozion cu tradiţie

 

 

Deacon Ioniţă Apostolache, Newspaper “Lumina”, 21 May 2011

 

Book release at “Aman” library

 

Book release at “Aman” library

 The Publishing House “Mitropolia Olteniei” has recently released the book called “Oameni si locuri din istoria Bisericii Oltene” (People and places in the history of the Church of Oltenia), signed by the Deacon Ionita Apostolache, the coordinator of the Oltenia Edition of the Newspaper “Lumina”. The event took place on Friday, July 1, in the Great Hall “Nicolae Romanescu” of the County Library in Craiova. 

The official release of the work “Oameni si locuri din istoria Bisericii Oltene” (People and places in the history of the Church of Oltenia), which is a collection of journalistic texts (interviews, reports, documentation) with summaries in English signed by Prof. Hermina Maria Apostolache, enjoyed a generous assistance that appreciated the diversity of the content. The event was moderated by the famous editorialist Cornel Mihai Ungureanu from the daily newspaper “Adevărul de Seară” ofCraiova. In the context of a thorough analysis of the recent editorial issuance, Adrian Boldişor, Manager of the Publishing House “Mitropolia Olteniei”, the researcher and writer Tudor Nedelcea, historian Toma Rădulescu, Assoc. Prof. Father Picu Ocoleanu PhD, and Father Mihalache Tudorică took the floor. 

Lansarea oficială a lucrării "Oameni şi locuri din istoria Bisericii Oltene"

  Reconstruction of a Christian Citadel

In the opening, Adrian Boldişor pointed out a few aspects regarding the harmonious relation between the form and content of the work. Also in this regard, the researcher Tudor Nedelcea said: “I could say it is a unique book because of the format it deals with. In a close analysis, it may be noted that nothing is accidental. All elements form a complete ermineia of the word, emphasising its true value. This is why I would like to congratulate the talent of that person who worked so hard to give it this form”. The historian Toma Rădulescu has appreciated the diverse and simultaneously unitary feature of the topics the author dealt with: “The book represents a genuine attempt to reconstruct a Christian book without walls, but of a profound spiritual load.  The argument brought by the author is that of the truth he seeks, researches and approaches. He makes us understand very well what a Christian atmosphere means, without chronological borders and divisions into various arrangements or social evolutions. We are impressed to see how contemporary Michael the Brave, Constantin Brâncoveanu and other characters presented here are. The importance of this book lies precisely in the assembly of events and personalities presented in a pleasant and accessible manner.” Prof. Father Picu Ocoleanu also said: “Such book shall remain and certify what has been done here. Over the years, when it will be needed to realise a documentation regarding this period, one shall reach the book of Father Apostolache and one shall see that report was written here, that interviews were done inCraiova, that a historic and artistic conscience existed here. In one word, we could say that by its diversity, the book provides a true spectacle to the reader, the spectacle of Oltenia.” The string of speeches was concluded by Father Mihalache Tudorica: “The apparition of this book is equal to the exit of a particular eclipse. The book is exceptional by its graphics and composition, and replaces the great values of theChurchofOlteniainto their deserved places.

Finally, Deacon Ioniţă Apostolache thanked the His Eminence the Metropolitan Bishop Father Irineu for the blessing, trust and support provided for publishing the book, as well as to all collaborators who worked in achieving this project. 

 

 

Marinela Porneală, Newspaper “Lumina”, 4 July 2011

 

Evocation of the personality of Saint Irodion

Evocation of the personality of Saint Irodion

With the blessing of his Eminence Father Irineu, the Archbishop of Craiova and the Metropolitan Bishop of Oltenia, the Publishing House “Mitropolia Craiova” organises the official release of the portfolio dedicated to Saint Pious Irodion. The event will take place on Thursday, July 28, at the Lyric Theatre “Elena Teodorini’ in Craiova.

The celebration of canonising Saint Pious Irodion of Lainici – the “Shiner of Oltenia” on May 1, brought much spiritual joy into the hearts of believers throughout the country. In this context, the Publishing House “Mitropolia Olteniei” has worked a beautiful portfolio as a gift to those who have piety to the Saint, a portfolio which includes: a DVD with the life of the pious Father, a CD recorded by the Psalming Group of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Craiova with several Byzantine chants of Vespers, Matins and Holy Hymn of the saint and an illustrated book with the entire liturgical arrangement, approved by the members of the Holy Synod.

Invitaţi de seamă

 Esteemed Guests

The event that will occur in the Great Hall of the Lyric Theatre “Elena Teodorini” of Craiova will enjoy the presence of His Eminence Father Irineu, the Archbishop of Craiova and Metropolitan Bishop of Oltenia. Others shall also speak: Archimandrite Father Ioachim Pârvulescu, abbot of Lainici Monastery, Univ. Lecturer Father Sorin Rizea, PhD, professor at the Faculty of Theology of Craiova, Tudor Nedelcea PhD, scientific researcher at theInstituteofSocio-Human Researches”C.S. Nicolaescu Plopsor” ofCraiova, and artist Grigorie Popescu. Representatives of the local institutions, professors, artists, priests and believers of the Archiepiscopy of Craiova. During the meeting, the Psalming Group of the Metropolitan Cathedral “The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius” ofCraiovawill perform chants of the Saint’s service. The entrance is free.

The official release of the work with the DVD, CD and book dedicated to the Saint Pious Irodion of Lainici represents an event of great importance for the clerics and believers of the Archiepiscopy of Craiova.  The event, which is organised for the first time, provides the opportunity to remember the holy deeds, the miracles and the life of Saint Pious Father Irodion, protection of Oltenia.

 

IPS Părinte Irineu, Arhiepiscopul Craiovei şi Mitropolitul Olteniei

Lansarea oficială a mapei dedicate Sfântului Cuvios Irodion

 

Lansare

 

Lansarea oficială a mapei dedicate Sfântului Cuvios Irodion

  

Deacon Ioniţă Apostolache, Newspaper “Lumina”, 25 July 2011

 

Publishing house “Mitropolia Olteniei” at the Gaudeamus Book Fair

 The Publishing House “Mitropolia Olteniei” participates at the “Gaudeamus” National Book Fair, organised this week inside the National Theatre “Marin Sorescu” of Craiova. Among the titles exhibited, there is also “Iisus Hristos este Acelaşi, ieri şi azi şi în veac” – author His Eminence Irineu Popa, “Proloagele”, “În lumina Cuvântului. Dialoguri cultural-teologice” – author Ana Ocoleanu, “70 de ani de la reînfiinţarea Mitropoliei Olteniei”, “Oficializarea stilului pictural bizantin în iconografia creştină” – author Constantin Apostol, “Viaţa şi Acatistul Sfântului Stelian”, “Viaţa şi Acatistul Sfântului Mucenic Ioan Valahul”, etc. 

Deacon Ioniţă Apostolache, Newspaper “Lumina”, 11 March 2011

 

Collection of diplomas

Diplomas obtained over the years: 

Gaudeamus, Craiova, 8-12 March 2011

 

National Fair of Religious Books and Magazines, Sibiu, 7-10 October 2010

 

National Fair Of Religious Books and Magazines, Sibiu, 8-11 October 2009

 

National Fair of Religious Books and Magazines, Sibiu, 6-9 November 2008

 

Gaudeamus, Craiova, February 28-March 3, 2007

 

National Fair of Religious Books and Magazines, Sibiu, 19-22 October 2006

 

Book Fair, Craiova, 12-16 September 2006